It’s painfully clear what Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) thought she could accomplish by releasing DNA results that show she might have Native American ancestry going back six to 10 generations.
Never mind that contradicts her family’s narrative, tracing their heritage to the late 19th century, which, if true would’ve made her 1/32 Native America.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) October 15, 2018
Gosh, when you look at it like this it doesn’t look so great for Warren, eh? She can’t point to any one ancestor or to a particular tribe, and true, she didn’t claim to be a Native American until her late 30s.
So what was Warren’s original reason for claiming she was Native American? Still can’t point to a specific ancestor or tribe, so it would appear that high cheekbones and family lore about being Cherokee were very dubious reasons. Minuscule DNA doesn’t speak to her being honest.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 15, 2018
Nope. But what she’ll try and do is blow off any opposition (whether in the primary or in the actual election) by saying she proved her DNA, and the useful idiots in her base will shake their fists and say, ‘YEAH SHE DID!’
Don’t make that face, we don’t vote for Democrats.
Elizabeth Warren DNA pitch meeting:
WARREN: I’m an American Indian!
MEDIA: So, like 50%?
W: Actually 0.0976%.
MEDIA: Perfect! And they used Cherokee DNA to test against?
MEDIA: Any Indian DNA?
W: Mainly Mexican.
MEDIA: These results are solid!
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 15, 2018
Most tribes require 1/16th native blood to claim Native American heritage.